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Old 09-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #61
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If you are writing fiction (literature) you can do pretty much whatever you want, as long as you pull it off.
Actually, this goes for all writing--whether one writes fiction, screenplays, poems, ransom notes, or grocery lists.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #62
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If you're writing an academic paper, then there are precise guidelines to how you must handle quotations.

If you're writing a report at work, it's probably not the best place to get creative with your prose.

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #63
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This is the most educational derailment ever.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #64
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #65
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As I said earlier, we are really off topic (including my own posts).

Let's just move on to other topics in other threads.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:12 PM   #66
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To be honest it was a s-hit thread to begin with
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #67
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Technically wrong? It depends on what you're writing. If you are writing fiction (literature) you can do pretty much whatever you want, as long as you pull it off.
And let your editor clean it up?
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:52 AM   #68
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I guess it's a matter of finding the right editor for your work. Countless writers have published books and short stories that defy narrative conventions and conventional grammar and punctuation.
 
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Countless writers have published books and short stories that defy narrative conventions and conventional grammar and punctuation.
Doesn't mean people read 'em. I may be narrow-minded, but if I pick up a novel or short story in English* and the writer isn't using quotation marks for dialogue, I drop it again. I like my punctuation traditional, thank you.



*For obvious reasons the same phenomenon doesn't bother me in languages where quotation marks are not the tradition for dialogue.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:10 AM   #70
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If you don't read a great writer because his style is somewhat experimental, it's your loss.
 
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